LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a class (the “Class”) consisting of persons and entities that acquired Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (“Citizens” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CFG) securities between March 18, 2016 and March 29, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
If you are a member of the Class described above, you may move the Court no later than 60 days from the date of this notice, to serve as lead plaintiff. Please contact Lesley Portnoy at 888-773-9224 or 310-201-9150, or at email@example.com to discuss this matter.
On March 29, 2017, the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reported that certain Citizens employees admitted that Company employees faked “financial checkup” meetings with customers. The Company claimed that the “Citizens Checkup” program resulted in 400,000 scheduled appointments in 2016. However, according to the WSJ, former employees said they falsified information because of pressure to meet expectations related to the program. On this news the Company’s stock price declined, injuring investors.
The complaint filed in this lawsuit alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose: (1) that Company employees were falsifying information related to the Citizens Checkup program; (2) that, as a result, the Company’s reported Citizens Checkup figures were inflated; and (3) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Citizens’ business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased shares of Citizens during Class Period, you may move the Court no later than 60 days from the date of this notice to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Lesley Portnoy, Esquire, of Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, California 90067, at (310) 201-9150, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.glancylaw.com.
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